Thursday, July 14, 2011

Alum Ryan Allis Named a Top Tech Power Player

Ryan Allis, a 2006 Economics major, has been ranked #6 on PeekYou's latest list of the nation's most influential young technology executives under the age of 30. Ryan is co-founder and CEO of iContact, an email and social media marketing platform. Ryan took the company from his dorm room at UNC to nearby Research Triangle Park, where he now leads over 200 employees. Last year the company had $38 million in annual sales.

Ryan is committed to socially responsible entrepreneurship and iContact utilizes the 4-1s Corporate Social Responsibility Model in which they give 1% of payroll, 1% of employee time, 1% of equity, and 1% of product as part of its social mission. Ryan is also the Board Chairman for Nourish International, a non-profit organization which teaches entrepreneurial skills to college students and uses the net profits from student ventures to invest in social entrepreneurs and community-based organizations in the developing world.

Read the full story about the PeekYou ranking and visit Ryan's website to learn more about him.